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[DSA397] DSA-397-1 postgresql Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
DSA-397-1 postgresql

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Tom Lane discovered a buffer overflow in the to_ascii function in
PostgreSQL. This allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on
the host running the database.
For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 7.2.1-2woody4.
The unstable distribution (sid) does not contain this problem.
We recommend that you upgrade your postgresql package.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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